Even though Canada’s Paralympians are not able to compete right now, or train at their normal pace, they are still keeping themselves busy whether it’s doing at-home workouts, virtual chatting with friends and family, or sharing their stories in the news and on social media. Each week, we compile various top social posts and articles to see what Canadian Para athletes have been up to. Here are some highlights from the past week:
Cindy Ouellet, a member of Canada’s national women’s wheelchair basketball team, hosted the final edition of the weekly Team Canada Champion Chats. Special guests included 20-time Paralympic medallist Benoit Huot as they celebrated the end of the school year.
Tyler McGregor and Dominic Larocque, members of Canada’s Para ice hockey team, provided tips in a question and answer session about hand-eye coordination on Instagram this week.
Patrick Anderson, of Canada’s men’s national wheelchair basketball team, shows his hasn’t lost his magic touch during quarantine, displaying his wizardly skills.
Training in isolation can have its benefits! It gives you time to focus on skills you may have overlooked in the past. Patrick Anderson has now mastered this solo wall drill ♿️🏀🇨🇦 #CSIO #WheelchairBasketball #BuildingChampions #SportforCanada @WCBballCanada @ONPARANETWORK pic.twitter.com/uteMqQLplk— CDN Sport Institute (@CSIONTARIO) June 24, 2020
Boccia Canada officially launched the virtual Boccia Can Cup event. The Cup runs from June 29 to August 7. All info will be posted at boccia.ca and rankings will be updated weekly. The person who gets the most points wins.
This is our fifth #BocciaAtHome video 🏠— Boccia Canada (@Boccia_Canada) June 26, 2020
This time with Chris from @PISEworld!
✋🧦🤚ACTIVITY 5: KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF✋🧦🤚
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Voici notre cinquième vidéo #Bocciaalamaison 🏠
Cette fois avec Chris de PISE!
✋🧦🤚 ACTIVITÉ 2: DEHORS LA CHAUSSETTE ✋🧦🤚https://t.co/hXJS3kwcpD
Longtime Canadian goalball player Amy Burk spoke to the International Blind Sports Federation about her pride in representing Canada and looking ahead to competing at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Read HERE
Cindy Ouellet was featured on the IPC website as she discusses Canada’s hopes to get back on the Paralympic podium in 2021. Read HERE